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Achievements

  • Presented across the Midwest and Nationally. 
  • Featured Speaker at Midwest Google Summit Spring 2019. 
  • Featured speaker at Iowa Technology and Educational Connection (ITEC) conferences 2016.
  • Featured in the summer 2012 Ed Tech Magazine for my integration of Skype in my classroom
  • Apple Education Trainer
  • Google Educator Level 1, 2 and Certified Innovator
  • Flipgrid and Seesaw Ambassadors

Work experience

Aug 2018Present

Instructional Technology Coordinator

Iowa City Community School District
  • Partner with building administrators to design, and deliver professional development for teachers. 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Technology and Innovation to analyze instructional technology needs and formulate comprehensive supports for staff to leverage instructional technology.
  • Facilitate differentiated professional learning on innovative practices with instructional technology. 
  • Coordinate building wide instructional technology initiatives tailored towards needs of staff and students.
  • Communicate learning opportunities and supports for district staff. 
  • Highlight innovative practices across the district to foster a culture of child-centered, future-focused. 
  • Recommend strategic instructional technology frameworks to the Directors of Teaching and Learning.
May 2017Present

Adjunct Professor

University of Iowa
  • Facilitate asynchronous learning around instructional technology integration in the K-12 setting. 
  • Develop and maintain strong communication with graduate students. 
  • Design relevant learning tasks that consider diversity, infuse technology and empower learners. 
  • Analyze and critique student work to promote growth in instructional design with technology.
Aug 2016Present

Instructional Design Strategist: Technology and Innovation

Iowa City Community School District
  • Collaboratively plan and facilitate differentiated learning experiences for teachers and administrators that harness the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking) to empower learners 
  • Analyze Brightbytes data to inform technology and innovation initiatives for students, teachers, and administrators 
  • Cognitively coach teachers and administrators to build their capacity in leveraging technology within instruction.
  • Promote and highlight innovative practices by teachers, buildings and administrators through Twitter,  Instagram and Facebook.
Aug 2014May 2018

5th Grade Teacher

Iowa City Community School District
  • Differentiated instruction through multiple analog and digital tools and resources
  • Integrated blended learning into core instruction to accommodate multiple learning styles 
  • Collaborated with peers to analyze data from formative and summative assessments allowing for adjustments in instructional decisions
  • Delivered supplemental and intensive plans for Response to Intervention
  • Utilized innovative and traditional research based teaching strategies in conjunction with the Common Core to produce a solid foundation for lifelong learning
  • Actively engaged students in the learning process through the use of diverse manipulatives and mediums for creating, collaborating and sharing learning to a global audience
  • Developed and maintained strong relationships and communication with parents from varied backgrounds through e-mail, face-to-face contact, conferences and phone communication
  • Served on District Technology Committee to collaboratively construct an ongoing strategic technology plan. 
  • Leader and facilitator of building Technology Committee to promote integration skills for technology in the classroom
  • Developed and facilitated staff training on SMARTBoards, iPads, and Web 2.0 tools
Aug 2015May 2016

Innovation PD Facilitator

Iowa City Community School District
  • Collaboratively planned and facilitated professional development for 28 innovation coaches
  • Identified and coached innovative instructional strategies that enhanced teachers' instructional practices
  • Modeled best practice with integrating technology into the classroom
  • Co-taught to mentor teachers using innovative pedagogical strategies
  • Assisted in designing long term visions with integrating technology as well as crafting systematic and differentiated levels of professional development
Sep 2007Aug 2014

1st Grade Teacher

Iowa City Community School District
  • Differentiated instruction through multiple analog and digital tools and resources
  • Integrated blended learning into core instruction to accommodate multiple learning styles 
  • Collaborated with peers to analyze data from formative and summative assessments allowing for adjustments in instructional decisions
  • Delivered supplemental and intensive plans for Response to Intervention
  • Utilized innovative and traditional research based teaching strategies in conjunction with the Common Core to produce a solid foundation for lifelong learning
  • Actively engaged students in the learning process through the use of diverse manipulatives and mediums for creating, collaborating and sharing learning to a global audience
  • Developed and maintained strong relationships and communication with parents from varied backgrounds through e-mail, face-to-face contact, conferences and phone communication

Education

Jan 2003May 2007

Bachelors Degree

The University of Iowa
  • Dean's List
  • Academic All-American
  • Academic All Big Ten
  • Letter winner Iowa Football
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters